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Film - Fine Arts Scholarship

The Fine Arts Scholarship in Film is awarded by Augsburg film faculty to incoming first-year and transfer students who have excelled in film production and demonstrate exceptional potential in film.

To be considered for a Fine Arts Scholarship in Film, applicants must:

  • Submit interest for the scholarship on their Augsburg University Application
  • Submit a film résumé
  • Create film/video reel (Submit URL or mail DVD)
  • Obtain teacher recommendation
  • Finalist interview

Please note, the film resume and film URL should be submitted via e-mail to or faxed to 612-330-1590. The letter of recommendation must be emailed to All materials must be received prior to your interview.

Amount: $3,000/year with one student receiving a full tuition scholarship

Application Deadline: You must have a completed application to Augsburg University submitted by Friday, January 11, 2019. The final deadline to audition/interview is Friday, January 25, 2019.

If you are a TRANSFER STUDENT who would like to apply upon your admission to Augsburg University, you can do so by contacting your Transfer Admissions Counselor. Final deadline for Transfer students to apply for the Fine Arts Scholarship is August 1, 2019.

In order to audition for a Fine Arts Scholarship, you must first be admitted to Augsburg University and plan to be a full-time student seeking your first bachelors degree.  Students currently enrolled at Augsburg University may not apply.  Scholarship recipients need not major in Film, but must participate in film crews, attend film festivals on campus, and assist with editing labs on campus.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT NICOLE BORWEGE AT 612-330-1577 OR


List significant activities, roles, accomplishments, and awards in the format outlined below. List your activities in order of significance (most significant activity to less significant activity). The resume must be received prior to your interview. Include the following information about each area of activity:

  1. Activity name and dates active (fall, summer, etc.)
  2. One-sentence explanation of your participation
  3. Roles you played (producer, director, actor, set designer, camera, etc.)
  4. Awards or other recognition of accomplishment


Documentary film, fall term, 2015.

Produced and directed documentary on immigration in the Twin Cities in digital video. Submitted to X Film Festival. Won Honorable Mention.

Cinematographer, winter term, 2013.

Worked with director to create shots, scouted locations, and did own lighting for interior and night shots. Shown at school assembly.



Create and submit a film/video reel on DVD that is an example of your best work. It should not be longer than 15 minutes. You can submit a URL or upload a video file and send to The video must be received prior to your interview. A DVD can be mailed to:

Fine Arts Scholarships – Film

Office of Admissions

2211 Riverside Ave

Minneapolis MN 55454



A teacher recommendation can be emailed to and must be received prior to your interview.